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Parsons Presbyterian Manor announces Art is Ageless® winners

Parsons Presbyterian Manor announces Art is Ageless® winners

Parsons Presbyterian Manor recently hosted a reception for the winning artists in the annual Art is Ageless® juried competition.

“We are so fortunate to have so many talented artists in our Parsons Community,” said Sloan Dwyer, marketing director. “Art is Ageless features artwork form artists age 65 and older. Our sampling shows that art can be created at any age, we are proud to show off these fabulous works!”

Winners in the Parsons Presbyterian Manor Art is Ageless juried competition were:

Best of Show, Professional: Lyn Kirk, "Old Timers Car & Barn," (mixed media)

Best of Show, Amateur: Doris Yeoman, "Indian Maiden," (needlework)

Amateur Winners

Judge’s Choice: Doris Yeoman, "Indian Maiden"

Christmas: 1st, Janice Miller, "A Little Help from Friends," 2nd Judith Wells, "Poinsettias," 3rd, Jane Parish, "The most wonderful time of the year"

Drawing: 1st, Jane Parish, "Love Waits," 2nd, Jan Kirk, "Gorilla," 3rd, Jan Kirk, "Sunflowers"

Fiber Arts: Carol Sneddon, "Memories of Mom in Blue"

Mixed Media/Crafts: Sandra Banahasky, "Pretty in Pink," 2nd, Patricia Ringle, "Gentle Giants," 3rd, Betty Olmsted, "Buttons"

Needlework: Doris Yeoman, "Indian Maiden," 2nd, Betsy Koontz, "His Name is Jesus," 3rd, Lila Pegues, "We the People"

Painting: 1st, Jane Parish, "Louie," 2nd, Jane Owens, "Majestic," 3rd, Diana Fowler, "Lynoras Rhinos"

Photography: 1st, Eweleen Good, "Prothonotary," 2nd, Howard Baldridge, “Photo #2,” 3rd, Eweleen Good, "Monet’s Autumn"

Quilting: 1st, Jaunita Shepard, "Quilt," 2nd, Betsy Koontz, "Jaylee’s Merry Bears," 3rd, Betty Olmsted, "Quilted Cooking"

Sculpture / 3-D: David McConnell, "Walnut & Maple Bowl"

Professional Winners

Judge’s Choice: Lyn Kirk, "Old Timers Car & Barn"

Christmas: Joan Allen, "Red for the Holidays"

Drawing: Lyn Kirk, "Coop"

Fiber Arts: Nancy Korinek, "Repurposed Memories"

Mixed Media/Crafts: Lyn Kirk, "Old Timers Car & Barn, 2nd, Joan Allen, "Treasure Containers," 3rd, Lois Vail, "After the Storm"

Painting: Joan Allen, "Piano Twiglette," 2nd, Lois Vail, "Enchanted," 3rd, Lyn Kirk, "Model B Ford"

Photography: Max Good, “Eden”

Quilting: Georgia Greninger, “Quilted Jacket”

People’s Choice 2019: Jane Parish, "Love Waits"

Local competition winners will join winners from 16 other Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America communities to be judged at the masterpiece level. Winning entries at the masterpiece level are selected for publication in PMMA’s annual Art is Ageless calendar and note cards. Art is Ageless is a copyrighted program of Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America.

For the competition, works must have been completed in the past five years. Started in 1980, Art is Ageless is an extension of Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America’s wellness programs, which focus on mental, physical, social and spiritual health.

Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America’s Art is Ageless program encourages Parsons Presbyterian Manor residents and other area seniors to express their creativity through its annual competition, as well as art classes, musical and dramatic events, educational opportunities and current events discussions throughout the year.


PHOTOS:In addition to the photos of art on display, two photos of Jane Parish's work are shown. The drawing of the girl at the soda shop, titled "Love Waits," won Peoples Choice-Amateur and 1st Place – Drawing-Amateur. The painting titled "Louie" won 1st Place – Painting-Amateur.

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